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Thematic Trail recommended route

Treasure hunt Niederthai Tauferberg Loop Trail

Thematic Trail · Umhausen
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    Photo: Nicole Klotz, Ötztal

The Tauferberg Loop Trail takes you through the forest, discover mystic rocks crevices and granite rocks. Listen to the chirping of the birds and watch out for squirrels that cross your path, where you can find typical forest hiding places.

 

easy
Distance 3.5 km
2:00 h
131 m
131 m
1,686 m
1,563 m

The circular hike starts at the Lehen parking lot in Niederthai near the soccer pitch. From there, follow the asphalt road in the direction of Tellerboden. You hike along a wide forest path through mystical landscapes.

The fresh mountain air and the silence of nature invite you to enjoy a moment of peace and quiet and take in the beauty of the surroundings.

Enjoy the view of the neighboring community here and there. Look out for the hidden house of the woodland creatures and rest at the clearing before you come to an overgrown pond and a feeding station.

 

How do you find your treasure?

There are small caches (treasure boxes) along the marked route. Each cache contains a sheet of paper with secret letters. Write these letters into the right box of your treasure hunting map. Everyone who has found all caches and secret letters is able to compose the code word - knowing the code word, you can pick up a small present at the Information Umhausen or Niederthai.

 

Author’s recommendation

In the midway of the treasure hunt we recommend you to visit the "Hohen Stein". Therefor follow the signposted hiking trail to the Hohen Stein. After a fascinating panorama view on Längenfeld, walk the same hiking trail back to the Tauferberg Loop Trail and continue your treasure hunt. 

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Nicole Klotz
Update: March 20, 2024
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
1,686 m
Lowest point
1,563 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.19%Dirt road 13.50%Forested/wild trail 17.86%Path 47.78%Unknown 10.65%
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0.4 km
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0.5 km
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0.6 km
Path
1.7 km
Unknown
0.4 km
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Safety information

Stay on the marked path, otherwise you will get lost.

Start

Parking lot Lehen (by the football ground)
Coordinates:
DD
47.120486, 10.964425
DMS
47°07'13.7"N 10°57'51.9"E
UTM
32T 649008 5220425
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Destination

Parking lot Lehen (by the football ground)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start of the Tauferberg Loop Trail is by the parking lot Lehen (football ground, chargeable). From there you hike along the asphaltic street in the direction to the district Tellerboden. After approx. 200 meters turn left and follow the gravel road up to the alone standing house, shortly before leads the path left into the forest. Walk along the forest path to the first cache. As soon as the path is blocked, you are already in front of the first cache. Searched and found, continue through the forest. The second cache is a little bit more difficult to find. You will find this sign in a wall to your left. After the second cache the Tauferberg Loop Trail starts and you hike the hiking trail always up and down through the mystic forest. The third cache you will find by a stone that looks like to have a picnic on the stone table. After the cache, take a quick look through the forest and see in the distance Längenfeld. After you went uphill again, look carefully for the "Waldmännchens Haus". It is not directly on the path. Forward you follow the hiking trail until you reach a clearing where you can have a short break. Afterwards, you will see an pond and a feeding ground behind it. You can take the narrow path through the grass or you walk around it. Did you find the cache at the feeding ground? From there take the forest road back to Niederthai. Light downhill the hiking trail leads you till the pasture area (above the football ground), on your right you will see a small stream, don't forget to take the cache six . With the right solution you get in the Information Office Niederthai or Umhausen and take your own treasure.

Public transport

With the public transport till Umhausen. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at . From Umhausen to Niederthai with the hiking bus. Please find the current bus timetable here: under: https://www.umhausen.com/de/sommer/orte/anreise/anreise-bus.html . The Hiking bus Umhausen-Niederthai run only in the high season.

Directions

Take the B186 from Ötztal to Umhausen. By the second gateway to Umhausen at the car dealership Kapferer & Kapferer turn left, afterwards approx. 200 meters turn right to Niederthai on the L238 and follow the street 7 km up. In Niederthai by the sawmill/skilift turn right and follow the street straight ahead till the Parking lot Lehen (by the football ground).

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • car park Lehen | one day ticket for Pkw´s € 5,00, chargeable from 7:00 am till 6:30 pm | the car park for people with handicap is free, please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car

Coordinates

DD
47.120486, 10.964425
DMS
47°07'13.7"N 10°57'51.9"E
UTM
32T 649008 5220425
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

  • Geocaching map Umhausen-Niederthai | Stuiben Falls Loop & Tauferberg Loop Trail

Equipment

provisions and drink, hiking boots, mobile phone and camera

Similar routes nearby

  • Tauferberg forrest and Hoher Stein
  • Riddle Path Winkelberg - Längenfeld
  • Arzwinkel Waalweg
  • Treasure Hunt Umhausen Stuiben Falls Loop
  • Around Umhausen
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
131 m
Descent
131 m
Highest point
1,686 m
Lowest point
1,563 m
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